Moxa Showcases Advances in TSN Solutions That Speed Up Industrial Digital Transformation

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Taipei, Taiwan, August 29, 2022——Moxa Inc., a leader in industrial communications and networking, today announced recent advances that are displayed at Automation Taipei 2022 for its time-sensitive networking (TSN) solutions, as well as several breakthroughs that have been achieved for the TSN ecosystem for one unified network. A lineup of demonstrations resulting from the recent collaborations in the TSN ecosystem will be showcased to open up new evolutionary paths and opportunities for accelerating industrial digital transformation. The showcase will also include a high-performance, isochronous network, and simpler and more reliable network structuring, which is working towards a standard Ethernet that empowers a flexible and scalable automation architecture that makes predictive maintenance easier.

Great strides have been made in the recent collaborations accomplished by the TSN ecosystem of chip makers, device manufacturers, solution providers, end users, and industry associations. They have been able to foster TSN solutions that unlock new possibilities for growth and differentiation by including devices as well as protocols such as CC-Link IE TSN by the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), PROFINET over TSN (PROFINET CC-D), OPC UA FX, etc. This cooperation has focused on working on a truly unified and high-performance network infrastructure that permits all types of traffic to coexist. This successful collaboration has enabled a simple, flexible, and scalable automation architecture, which can facilitate plug-and-produce manufacturing and edge intelligence enabled by deterministic end-to-end networking over wired to wireless TSN.

“A converged TSN network is the key to enabling the seamless transfer of data in the right place and at the right time. The ultimate goal is to achieve fast, deterministic, and reliable communications to ensure uninterrupted operations,” said Jack Lin, Project Lead for Moxa’s global TSN initiative. “Moxa is devoted to collaborating with key industry players to bridge the gap between standard Ethernet and industrial applications, and to drive cross-vendor interoperability of automation components and deterministic end-to-end networking on the factory floor, as well as process automation, through a unified industrial Ethernet infrastructure.”

“With industrial Ethernet and networking expertise, Moxa has brought a valuable TSN solution to the market, which provides high-bandwidth connectivity for massive data transmission and quality of service to time- and mission-critical industrial applications on a converged network,” said Ryan Huang, Assistant Vice President of Programmable Logic Controller Department at ELS System Technology, a leading Taiwanese lithography total solution provider. “Moxa’s TSN solution is also very valuable to us as it supports multiple traffic classes that may have very different requirements, and offers accurate motion control data about network traffic in real-time using the same open and standard network. It can also help increase the economic feasibility of the network and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) as the infrastructure is easy to maintain and scale up.”

With ongoing effort and commitment to building innovative industrial connectivity technologies and solutions, Moxa has been ambitiously working with the partner companies of the TSN ecosystem to achieve milestones such as enabling zero recovery time technology with IEEE 802.1CB. In addition, Moxa has also run industrial automation applications based on CC-Link IE TSN and deterministic end-to-end communication over wired to wireless TSN. The solutions combining Gigabit bandwidth, high performance, improved determinism, and reliability in industrial Ethernet-based communications will be demonstrated at the trade show to illustrate how they support time-critical, control-related tasks and improve the transparency of how information is processed to support quality and output.

“Keysight is pleased to help Moxa test and verify the reliability and the end-to-end latency of the time-critical traffic made possible by its deterministic end-to-end communication with wireless TSN solution,” said Avik Bhattacharya, Senior Product Manager at Keysight Technologies. “Keysight’s IxNetwork TSN solution along with the Novus hardware was used to validate the 10ms cycle time for industrial-grade, critical infrastructure combining wired and wireless connections”

“CC-Link IE TSN open-network technology can help businesses move forward in their digital transformation as it empowers evolving technologies such as edge computing, machine vision, and industrial AIoT for smart manufacturing,” said Oishi Takahiro, Senior Manager of Network Hardware Development Section at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Nagoya Works. “Moxa’s advances in pioneering TSN unified network infrastructure that integrates CC-Link IE TSN devices and IP devices are ideal for simplifying network architecture configuration, machine component integration, and cabling. We are convinced that Moxa will also contribute to reducing complexity in engineering for the development of innovative solutions to end users all over the world.”

All the latest TSN technologies and Moxa’s lineup of TSN demos listed below are presented at Automation Taipei 2022.

  • TSN for High-speed Edge Motion Control Communication
  • Zero Recovery Time with IEEE 802.1CB
  • Deterministic E2E Communication With Wireless TSN
  • Wafer Misalignment Correction Using Machine Vision Over TSN
  • Safety and Motion Control Via TSN
  • High-speed Automatic Shrink Sleeve Labeling
  • TSN/EtherCAT Solution
  • Real-time Data Capturing and Analysis Application

Moxa’s Commitment to the Development of Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) Technologies

Moxa has always been passionate about building innovative industrial connectivity technologies and solutions. As part of our commitment to developing TSN technologies, Moxa is an active member of six of the world’s most significant TSN interoperability testbeds to ensure that TSN solutions are stable and reliable before going to market. Moxa continuously participates in the evolution of TSN technologies, paving the way to IIoT and Industry 4.0 with unified and open standard Ethernet infrastructure for our customers. The six testbeds that Moxa participated in are:

  • Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) TSN Testbed
  • Labs Network Industrie (LNI) 4.0 Testbed
  • Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) OPC UA TSN Testbed
  • Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII) TSN Testbed
  • China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) TSN Testbed
  • Taiwan Institute for Information Industry (III) TSN Testbed

About Moxa
Moxa is a leader in edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 57 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network to serve customers in more than 70 countries.